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  • Remembering Dr. Ben Pollara

    It is with a heavy heart that we report that Dr. Ben Pollara, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at USF passed away the evening of May 13 after a prolonged illness. Dr. Pollara was a proud volunteer Board member of PSR Florida since 2012. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and our colleague, Jeannette Fleischer, and their family.

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  • Florida PSR Celebrates Earth Day at EcoFest Tampa Bay

    Florida PSR along with med students from the USF Student PSR chapter participated in the EcoFest in Tampa for Earth Day. PSR handed out information packets and bracelets that advocated for peace and healthy energy, and visitors had their photos taken for the Global Wave against nuclear weapons.

  • Former Gov. Bob Martinez Receives the T. Terrell Sessums Award

    Tampa native and former Florida Governor Bob Martinez was this year's recipient of the 6th Annual T. Terrell Sessums Award in recognition of his state and community leadership, high standards and environmental stewardship.

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  • Florida Needs a Health-Protective Energy Policy Plan

    Incoming Board President, Dr. Lonnie Draper and Board Member Dr. Ron Saff delivered a letter to Governor Rick Scott asking for his strong leadership in putting together a health protective energy policy plan for Florida; a plan with emphasis on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. They asked for his support for the EPA's Clean Power Plan and for a seat at the table to help determine the state's energy portfolio to comply with the plan.

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Nuclear Weapons

The nuclear weapons danger is real and growing: nuclear terrorism, proliferation, and thousands of weapons still on hair-trigger alert in the United States and Russia. Fortunately, there also are new opportunities to eliminate this threat.

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Environment and Health

Toxics and global warming create pervasive threats to health. PSR responds via chemical policy reform, climate policy advocacy, practitioner education, and “Code Black,” a campaign to reduce pollution and global warming.

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Safe Energy

The Safe Energy program focuses on protecting public health, taxpayer dollars, and national security by preventing the construction of expensive, dirty, and dangerous new nuclear reactors.

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The Need for Chemical Reform

PSR/Florida has been advocating for toxic chemical reform for years, providing education and resources to healthcare professionals and the public and briefing members of Congress.

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Marybeth Dunn, MPH
PSR/Florida, P.O. Box 13901
Tampa, Florida 33681-3901